Submitted by Timber Makada
"Don't kill the vibe, Graham."
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“Don’t kill the vibe, Graham,” Sadie trawled.
Vibe? The vibe? How does one go about killing a vibe? Do vibes have sentience now? Can you take the consciousness from a vibe? What the fuck even is a vibe?
God, Graham hated hipsters, and as someone who worked in advertisement, he was becoming increasingly surrounded by them, because, apparently, all young media students are hipsters.
Sadie was a ...
don’t kill the vibe Graham
stay at your own station
sit down have a drink
don’t bother to even think
don’t get your back up keep that smile
even if it’s just for a little while
go see that girl over there
or that boy nobody here cares
just be yourself
you can’t be anybody else
go speak to him
just for once go out on a limb
what’s the worst that could happen
go and find your passion
who cares if yo...
“Don’t kill the vibe, Graham.”
She looked at me standing just a few feet away. As she had been getting closer and closer, I’d been steering the conversation further and further than how it was meant to go.
In my head the stars should have been realigning for us. Snow falling as we kissed. Straight out of a telenovela. But of course what was really happening was the harsh reality of how I could...